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Old May 15, 2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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Can you Send Messages over a Mac network?

Hi all - I have my house set up with an AEBS, and I was just curious - using Airport Utility I can find the MAC and IP addresses of all other computers on my network.

Can I send them messages using terminal?
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Old May 15, 2008, 08:28 AM   #2
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lol. any idea how?
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Old May 15, 2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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If you open up a terminal you can use the write command.
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Old May 16, 2008, 08:55 PM   #5
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not quite sure I understand that? what would the command look like to a particular IP or MAC address?
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Old May 20, 2008, 07:20 PM   #6
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anyone? i want to annoy my roommates!
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you could just use bonjour with an im client like adium or ichat...?
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Mac7:~ jkernitzki$ man write

WRITE(1) BSD General Commands Manual WRITE(1)

NAME
write -- send a message to another user

SYNOPSIS
write user [ttyname]

DESCRIPTION
The write utility allows you to communicate with other users, by copying
lines from your terminal to theirs.

When you run the write command, the user you are writing to gets a mes-
sage of the form:

Message from yourname@yourhost on yourtty at hh:mm ...

Any further lines you enter will be copied to the specified user's termi-
nal. If the other user wants to reply, they must run write as well.

When you are done, type an end-of-file or interrupt character. The other
user will see the message `EOF' indicating that the conversation is over.
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